Workshop in Niles: Gathering Financial Support

Do you freeze up when it’s time to write a grant, scrambling to find the information and get it done on time? Do you know where you can get great demographic data to help build a case for why your community is in need of funds? Do you know what a program officer is and how he or she can be invaluable in your project planning?

Those were the kinds of questions we sought to answer in our last workshop at the Niles District Library on Friday, June 16, 2017.

We started by making a wish list so we’d have it at the ready when we found out about new grant opportunities.

Photo of a wish list worksheet

We used BusinessDecision (free to Michiganders via the Michigan eLibrary!) to dig into demographic information and look for how we could weave data into compelling stories.

And among other things, we took some time to just think about how to organize our thoughts with some sample grant questions culled from a variety of common funding sources.

writing

If you missed this workshop, check out our schedule of upcoming events and come and join us!

You can also download our planning packet here.

Kristin

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